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Auston Grove Apartments September 2013 Newsletter

Natural Home Remedies
to Keep Spiders Away


One of the most popular, all-natural home remedies to keep spiders away is using chestnuts. 

Place the chestnuts around where spiders may enter your home, such as doorways and windowsills. 

No one has ever heard of any scientific reason for this, but it has been proven effective that the chestnuts help repel spiders from your home. 

This is one of the easiest home remedies for spiders, but you do need to keep in mind that you'll want to change the chestnuts out regularly. 

Also, if you slightly crack or drill holes into the nuts it will significantly help spread the scent that repels the spiders.

Mint Tea

Just like with the chestnuts, mint tea is an item that spiders strangely seem not to like. Spiders have taste buds on their legs, so when they get close to an item that they do not like the taste of, they run away. Luckily, mint tea is one of those items. 

If you keep mint tea bags around your door or windowsills you can kiss your spider problems goodbye. One positive thing about using mint tea bags as opposed to chestnuts is the air freshening effect from the tea. This is definitely one of the best scented home remedies for spiders.


Spiders have their taste buds on the tips of their legs. They also hate the taste of lemon pledge. 

Dust your windowsills and doorframes with the pledge, both inside and out, and any areas where they accumulate. The spiders will find that they don't want to live with you.

Happy Quotes

"For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks." -- Charles Gordy


History Corner: Capitol Hunt!

Wednesday,  September 4, 2013 -
10 am -11 am
LOCATION: NC Museum of History -
5 E Edenton St

Take a walk next door to Union Square, where we’ll search out presidents, wheelbarrows, columns, and more!

Ages 6–9 (with adult). To register,
call 919-807-7992.
Cost: $1 per child

History Hunters:
The State’s Home Base

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 -
11:15 am -12:15 pm
LOCATION: NC Museum of History -
5 E Edenton St

What’s a capital for, anyway? And, how many has North Carolina had? Investigate these questions as we tour the State Capitol building and its grounds.

Ages 10–13
To register, call 919-807-7992.
Cost: $1 per child

Wine & Chocolate with Videri Chocolate Factory @ The Wine Feed

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 -
7 pm - 8:30 pm
LOCATION: The Wine Feed -
18 Glenwood Ave

Treat yourself and indulge in wine and chocolate for an evening of luxury. The Wine Feed is hosting a hand-selected wine pairing event featuring delectable confections from local partner Videri Chocolate Factory.

To reserve your seat, visit bit.ly/111NOQG.
Cost: $20

Activate Raleigh 2013 -
9/11 Day of Service

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 -
7 am-9 pm

Activate Raleigh is a community-wide 9/11 Day of Service coordinated by Activate Good and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. 

On Wednesday, September 11, local businesses, groups, and individuals will unite to honor those lost on 9/11 by volunteering on more than 40 service projects. 

The Day of Service will conclude with an evening commemoration and service projects at the Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh. 

Help us reach our goal of mobilizing 1,500 volunteers during the Day of Service.

Learn more or sign up here or by contacting Activate Good at volunteer@activategood.org or by phone at 919-578-2280.
Cost: Free

Raleigh Wine & Beer Walk

Saturday, September 21, 2013 -
1 pm - 6 pm
LOCATION: Glenwood South

On Saturday September 21st, 2013, the Raleigh Wine & Beer Walk invades Glenwood South's finest eateries and taverns. 

Don't miss out on this popular sampling tour of Raleigh's finest venues! The event is from 1 pm-6 pm. 

Tickets are $15.00 each, or 2 for $25.00 and can be purchased online at Etix.com. Tickets are on sale now!

Office Closed

Please note the office will be closed on Monday September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. If you have a maintenance emergency please call 919-217-9995 and follow the prompts.

Updated Schedule of
Auston Grove Utility Rates

The City of Raleigh is now charging Auston Grove storm water fees. Please note that a storm water fee of $2.34 will be added to your monthly utility bill beginning in October. Please click the link for information on storm water.

Are you ready for some Football

Sept 5th start Week 1 of the NFL regular season! For the full schedule click here!

Reminder about hired security: Nova Agency

Dear Residents,

Nova Agency is the provider of your Law Enforcement Services within Auston Grove Apts During the evening hours; you may report any suspicious activity or criminal complaints to our dispatch line at (919) 424-9948, Ext: 1. 

If you reach the message line, please leave a name, phone number, unit and building address, along with the report of suspicious or criminal complaints and the dispatcher will return your call and/or dispatch an officer. All lines are recorded, and every message is reviewed.

Please if you are having a medical and/or life threatening emergency contact 911. Nova Agency has been contracted for your community for the following reasons:
  • Community Improvement
  • Enforcement of State and County Laws including:
    • Speeding / Reckless Driving
    • Loitering violations
    • Parking Violations (Handicap Spaces, Registration)
    • Disturbance / Breach of the Peace
    • Drug Activity Enforcement
    • Trespassing

All of Nova Agency Police Officers are experienced personnel and are working under a strong management team. Our officers take pride in their jobs and want to help your community improve and maintain a strong and safe environment for you to live.

I look forward to working with up most diligence on every crime issue affecting your community.

Col. Joseph Conover
Chief of Police

Please report any suspicious activity or criminal complaints to (919) 424-9948, Ext: 1

Fit Fitness into Your Lifestyle!

Now that summer vacations are over and the kids are back in school, it is the ideal time to create and maintain your health and wellness program. 

Join certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Zawadi Barskile, on Sunday, Septmeber 22nd, from 5-6pm in the conference room for tips on how to “fall” into health with great seasonal food and fitness ideas. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP please email barskile@gmail.com.

Autumn is Coming

First day of Autumn is September 22!!!
Autumn is a season filled with change. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, when days start to get shorter and tree leaves start to fall. Here are some interesting facts about autumn:

The planet On the first day of autumn, the sun is aligned with the center between the North and the South of the planet. On that day, the light and dark hours are exactly the same length. That’s why it is called ‘equinox’, derived from the Latin word ‘aequus’ which means ‘equal’.

Standing eggs? There are only two days of the year when you can stand an egg on its end, the autumn and spring equinox. To do this you will need an egg. (It does not have to be hard-boiled.) Place the egg on a hard, flat surface on its largest end. Carefully pull your hands away and it should remain upright.

Because We Care

We hope that you love living at Auston Grove! We would really like some feedback from you on your happiness and suggestions for improvements at Auston Grove. 

We have created a survey to let us know what you think about your community.We want to know what you like, what you don’t like, things we could do better, or ideas of services that you would like us to offer or improve on. Please take a few moments to complete, click here. Your feedback is very, very important to us.

New Movie Releases

  • Olympus Has Fallen
  • 42
  • The Call
  • Pirates
  • Temptation
  • GI Joe: Retaliation
  • Dead Man Down

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